Events for Spring 2021

Diverse Women's Summit - March 8

This event is free and open to the public.

The Department of Women’s Studies, in sponsorship with Office of Diversity & Inclusion and League of Women Voters of Kansas, convenes the annual Diverse Women's Summit (DWS) of individuals and groups from different backgrounds on local, regional, and global diversity issues affecting women and gender. Because of the pandemic situation and especially the rise to prominence of women and other minority populations in tackling the pandemic and its associated situations as well as their high mortality rate during these times, the theme of the 2021 summit is “Women and Leadership in the time of Covid-19.” It is designed to focus on women’s roles, their implications for different women, the future of women and gender in their intersection with challenges from class/poverty, race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, religion and other pyramids of power. The summit will take place on March 8 by zoom. The summit is free and open to the public.

The summit is in three parts:

  1. Student Showcase (consisting of presentations - papers, art, posters, and other projects by students).
    March 8 | 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.
  2. Creative Concourse (consisting of poetry, skits, stories, and other presentations by community members and students)
    March 8 | 1:00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
  3. International Women’s Day Keynote Speech - “ Women and Leadership in the time of Covid-19” by Governor Laura Kelly - Governor of the State of Kansas
    March 8 | 7:00 p.m.

Photo of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Gov. Laura Kelley

To get the zoom link for the events, send email to joyce.dalporto-ward@wichita.edu

Call For Presentations

Students, groups, and community members are invited to submit abstracts or proposals to present papers, posters, art works, dialogues, skits etc. for 5-10 minutes. The summit will be by zoom on March 8, 2021.The proposal should be 100-200 words describing the presentation (type, subject, theme, and purpose).

Presentations that focus the theme on the following will be given priority:

  • Research on issues of covid-19 and special populations,
  • Citizenship and covid-19.
  • Gender-based violence and other issues.
  • The future.

Submit your proposal via email to chinyere.okafor@wichita.edu

We will accept proposals/abstracts until February 26, 2021.

For questions, call the departmental office at (316) 978-3358.

Diverse Women's Summit 2021 Information (Text Word Version)

 


Past Events

Events for Spring 2020

Diverse Women's Summit - March 10 & 11

This event is free and open to the public.

The Department of Women, Gender, and Diversity Studies, in sponsorship with Office of Diversity & Inclusion and League of Women Voters of Kansas, convenes the annual Diverse Women’s Summit (DWS) of individuals and groups from different backgrounds on local, regional, and global diversity issues. Because this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment on women’s right to vote in America as well as the crucial 38th ratification of Equal Rights Amendment written in 1923, the theme of the 2020 summit is “Expanding Equality.” It is designed to celebrate women’s right to vote, its implications for different women, and increasing opportunities for the future of women and gender with challenges posed by class/poverty, race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, religion and other pyramids of power. The summit will take place on March 10 and 11 in the Beggs Ballroom on the 3rd Floor of the Rhatigan Students Center (RSC). The summit is free and open to the public.

This event is in three parts:

  1. Student Showcase (consisting of presentations - papers, art, posters, and other projects by students).
    March 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  2. International Women’s Day Keynote Speech - “Citizenship before the Women's Suffrage Amendment: African American and Native American, Rights, and Resistance” by Professor Kim Warren of the University of Kansas History Department.
    March 10 | 7:00 p.m.
  3. Creative Concourse (consisting of poetry, skits, stories, and other presentations by community members and students)
    March 11 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Individual students, groups, and community members are invited to submit abstracts/proposals to present papers, posters, art works, dialogues, skits, and other projects at the summit. The proposal should be 100-200 words describing the presentation (type, subject, theme and purpose). Presentations that focus on the following topics will be given priority:

  • Research on issues of special populations
  • Citizenship before and after the suffrage.
  • Gender-based violence
  • Celebration

Submit your proposal via email to chinyere.okafor@wichita.edu

We will accept proposals/abstracts until February 20, 2020.

For questions, call the departmental office at (316) 978-3358 or Cathy Doughty at (316) 978-7165.

 


Kim Warren - Associate Professor, University of Kansas Department of HistoryTuesday, March 10 - Diverse Women's Summit (Day 1)

Student Showcase

Featuring presentations by students and others.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Beggs Ballroom (3rd Floor), Rhatigan Student Center

International Women's Day Keynote Speech

Professor Kim Warren from the University of Kansas.
"Citizenship Before the Women's Suffrage Amendment: African American and Native American, Rights and Resistance."
7:00 p.m.Beggs Ballroom (3rd Floor), Rhatigan Student Center

 


Wednesday, March 11 - Diverse Women's Summit (Day 2)

Creative Concourse

Featuring poetry, skits, stories, and other presentations by community members and students.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Beggs Ballroom (3rd Floor), Rhatigan Student Center